Dutchess County NY Information


Dutchess County Subdivisions

Dutchess County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 297,499
Population in Households 277,688
Population in Familes 226,115
Population in Group Qrtrs 19,811
Population Density1 374
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 108,755
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 72,856
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 120,251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 74,873 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 33,882 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,496 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $272,435
Average Home Value $306,556


Median Household Income $76,090
Average Household Income $94,804
Per Capita Income $35,553
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% 0.05%
Households 0.17% 0.12%
Families -0.01% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   3.18%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Dutchess County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dutchess County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 77th
Population Density1 # 18 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 12 82nd
Median Household Income # 7 90th
Per Capita Income # 8 89th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.